Wilderness First Aid Australia
03 9005 7172
0429 182 222
info@wfaa.net.au

Remote First Aid (32hr)

Date: 18 January 2018 07:45

Details:

COURSE OUTLINE

Course - 4-Day Extended Remote First Aid (32hr)

Date(s) - 18 - 21 January 2018

Venue – Cornerstone College, SA

Address – 68 Adelaide Road, Mount Barker, SA. 5251

Web: http://www.cornerstone.sa.edu.au

Materials - ALL course materials will be distributed Day 1

Tuition - $455.00

Meals - Self catered

Accommodation - Offsite OR basic camping onsite (free of charge)

Times -          ALL students are required to enrol at 7.45am Day 1 of the course.

Timetable - 8am to 5pm each day (except Day 1)

PLEASE NOTE: This course ONLY provides four (out of the five) units from the 'Wilderness First Aid Skill Set'.

 

Course details:

Remote area personnel and outdoor trip leaders often require a more extensive training program than an Urban First Aid course. The WFAA 32 hour Extended Remote First Aid course will give you extended knowledge and skills to deal with situations that may occur whilst in a remote location.

This four day course focuses on stabilisation, treatment and evacuation guidelines of patients in remote & backcountry environments. More emphasis is placed on long term patient care management and specific injury evaluation.

The WFAA four day Extended Remote First Aid course utilses theoretical and practical knowledge and skills as a means to ensuring all participants are deemed competent should they have to respond to an emergency situation. Knowledge and skills

 

Units of competancy acheived upon successful completion of all assessment tasks:

The units listed below are in partial completion of the new SISSS00108 - Wilderness First Aid Skill Set and endorsed by Outdoor Council of Australia (OCA) and National Outdoor Leader Registration Scheme (NOLRS):

HLTAID003 - Provide First Aid

SISXOHS101A - Follow Occupational Health and Safety Policies

SISOOPS305A -  Provide First Aid in a Remote Location

SISXEMR201A - Respond to emergency situations

Assessment:

Students will undergo:

  • 50 multiple choice question WFA written test
  • CPR practical test
  • WFA practical test

Upon successful completion of all assessment tasks, you will be issued with an (32hr) Extended Remote First Aid (RFA) certificate valid for three years, and a CPR/AED certification card valid for one year.

 

-          WFAA SUPPLIES A LIMITED AMOUNT OF GEAR FOR INSTRUCTIONAL PURPOSES ONLY!

To ensure ALL students get the most out of their learning participants should bring ALL their own personal equipment (not limited to the list below) to gain a lot stronger understanding and familiarity with how to respond in an emergency situation.

What to Bring (minimum)

  • Warm/appropriate clothing to be outside. Please DO NOT wear your best outdoor clothing and gear as you will be outside on the ground and stage makeup will be used.
  • Sleeping bag
  • Foam mat, Thermorest, insulation
  • Wet weather gear
  • Small tarp, tent flye, hootchi, (some sort of shelter protection)
  • Sun protection – 30+SPF/Zinc
  • Water bottle
  • Backpack
  • Pen, paper
  • Watch/timer (displaying seconds)
  • 2 x spare jumpers and t-shirts for padding for splints
  • Daypack, walking poles, paddles - gear you would normally have with you outdoors that you can use to improvise splints
  • If there is an accommodation option, please bring sleeping bag/linen, pillow and towel, etc.

 

To maximise participant learning ensure you wear OLD clothing, it may be a good idea to source clothing from a second hand clothing or ‘Opportunity Shop’ beforehand.Throughout the course we use stage makeup and it states that it does not stain clothing/material this may not always be the case.

 

Topics inc:

  • Introduction & Medical Legal Issues

  • Patient Assessment & Basic Life support

  • Traumatic Injuries

  • Spinal Injury
  • Wilderness Focussed Spine Assessment
  • Head Injury
  • Wilderness Wound Management
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Environmental Injuries
  • Australian Bites & Stings
  • Medical Emergencies

  • Common & Simple wilderness problems

  • Many scenarios and more

  • Adult CPR Remote Specific

  • AED - Defibrillation

 

‘See you on Day One’

 

Regards

Instructor Team

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NOTE: Although your training and assessment may be conducted by Wilderness First Aid Australia you will be enrolled with Wodonga TAFE: RTO 3097 | Courses lead to an AQF Qualification or Statement of Attainment | Funding made available to eligible individuals by Victorian and State Governments | Information is correct at time of publication and subject to change without notice.

Positions: 5 positions available

Cost: Tuition $455.00, see accommodation options, self catering

Location: Cornerstone College - 68 Adelaide Road, Mount Barker, SA. 5251

Conditions: There are NO pre-requisites for this course

Contact: Please contact the office directly for available positions - p: 03 9005 7172, m: 0429 182 222 or e: info@wfaa.net.au